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Re: Other languages? (Was Re: Congratulations Luna developers!)


The thing about vala is that its simple enough to learn, but is still very
powerful and is extremely fast. The best thing is that it was made for Gtk,
which is perfect for elementary.

More languages would mean that we wouldn't have unity across the
applications - I do however, think that this would attract developers,
especially since vala does not have very good tutorials, or books.
On Aug 21, 2013 9:54 PM, "Jakob Eriksson" <jakob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 2013-08-21 22:35, Kurt Smolderen wrote:
> > look at the code. As Vala is currently missing a decent IDE (such as
> > Eclipse,...) and debugging isn't as easy due to the fact the code is
> > translated into C, its often very difficult to analyse the flow of a
> > program. Available tests might help this initial contributors with
> And when will it be "blessed" to create Elementary apps in another
> language than Vala? If Elementary would "open up" to other languages,
> we could REALLY see increased productivity and more contributors.
> IMHO Objective C, C++ and maybe even Java via GCJ would be the obvious
> candidates.
> --jakob
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